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SUMMER, 1967 

Richert, Rasche Distinguished Alumni 

Awards Presented | 

At Commencement; j ■ ." 

320 Win Degrees 

Graduation anywhere is a high- 
point in many lives. 

It was so again at Stout on June 
3, as 320 graduates received bache- 
lor of science or master of science 
degrees in ceremonies at the health 
and physical education center. 

In addition to the awarding of 
degrees, the exercises included the 
presentation of distinguished alum- 
ni awards to Dr. Marlys Richert 
(35) and Dr. William F. Rasche 
(.25) and an address by Kenneth 
W. Haagensen, executive vice presi- 
dent of the Wisconsin State Cham- 
ber of Commerce. 

Alumni Award Winners 

A highlight of June commence- 
ment at Stout the last three years 
has been the awarding of the Dis- 
tinguished Alumni Awards. This 
year's recipients were Dr. Marlys 
Richert and Dr. William F. Rasche. 
The awards were presented by 
President William J. Micheels with 
the assistance of George Kinsler 
(53), outgoing Alumni Association 

Dr. Richert, who is now assistant 
director in cooperative extension 
programs of the University of Wis- 
consin extension division, holds 
both master of science and doctor 
of philosophy degrees from the 
University of Wisconsin. 

Dr. Richert began her profes- 
sional career as a home economics 
teacher in the New Hope, Wis.; 
schools. She has been extension 
home economist in Green and 
Waukesha counties. She is active 
in many professional and academic 
organizations in the home econo- 
mics field and is a contributor of 
research and comment to numerous 

Distinguished Alumni Award recipients are shown here with President Micheels and 
Alumni President Kinsler admiring citation and silver bowl presented as symbols of the 
award. From left are President Micheels, Dr. Marlys Richert, Dr. William Rasche and 

journals and professional periodi- 

Dr, Rasche has been retired since 
1958, but for 28 years prior to 1958 
he served on the staff of the Mil- 
waukee Vocational and Adult 
School staff and was director from 
1940 to 1958. 

Dr. Rasche's master of arts and 
doctor of philosophy degrees were 
obtained at the University of Chi- 
cago, and he, too, began his career 
as a teacher and principal in small 
schools in South Dakota and Wis- 

In addition to his service with the 
Milwaukee Vocational and Adult 
School, Dr. Rasche also served for 
a time as professor of vocational 
education at the University of Pitts- 
burgh and as personnel director of 
the General Motors Truck Corpora- 

In commemoration of their new 
honors, Dr. Richert and Dr. Rasche 

each received a certificate of merit 
and a silver bowl. 

The Commencement Address 

"There are those who say there 
are no new frontiers; don't you be- 
lieve it," was the warning of Mr. 
Haagensen in his address to the 
graduates at the commencement 

Mr. Haagensen commented on 
the careers and opportunities that 
are now and will in the future be 
available to young people. "The 
challenge is there for those who 
will accept it. The Edisons and the 
Pasteurs of the future are graduat- 
ing from our colleges and univer- 
sities today," he said. 

Repeating his theme that there 
still are frontiers to be conquered, 
Mr. Haagensen cited problems still 
to be solved in the fields of agricul- 

Continuecl on Page 2 

Page 2 

The Stout Alumnus 

University Academic 
Structure Changed 

The academic structure at Stout 
is undergoing a reorganization to 
prepare for expansion and change, 
Dr, John A, Jarvis, vice president 
for academic affairs, has an- 

The new structure has been ap- 
proved by the Academic Council 
and the Faculty Senate, but the ac- 
tual working out of the new struc- 
ture probably will take some time, 
Dr. Jarvis said, 

The hew organization' divides the 
university into two colleges — the 
undergraduate college and the 
graduate college. These two col- 
leges will be the units which plan 
and administer curricula. Each 
major course of study which the 
university offers, will be under the 
jurisdiction of one of the two col- 
leges and will be administered by a 
director and a committee of faculty 

In addition to the two colleges, 
the university will retain the four 
schools it now has — the school of 
home economics, the school of ap- 
plied science and technology, the 
school of liberal studies and the 
school of professional teacher edu- 

These four schools will not ad- 
minister curricula as they now do, 
but rather will furnish the classes 
and the faculty for the curricula at 
the request of the committees of 
the colleges which are responsible 
for the development of the major 
curriculum areas. 

Dr. Jarvis said the new structure 
is intended to provide an adminis- 


The Stout Alumnus is the of- 
ficial publication of the Alumni 
Association of Stout State Uni- 
versity, Menomonie, Wis. It is 
published quarterly and entered 
at the post office at Menomonie, 
Wis., as third class matter. 

Joseph D. Koch, President 
Robert Erickson, Vice-Pres. 
Lloyd Trent, Executive Sec. 
Robert Phelps, Editor 

trative organization so that more 
adequate educational programs 
will be developed for the 6,000 stu- 
dents expected on campus by 1973. 

"The organization we have evolv- 
ed through the years has changed 
to meet developments more effec- 
tively, and this reorganization is 
another step along that path," Dr. 
Jarvis said. 

In addition to the basic two- 
college, four-school administrative 
structure, the new plan for aca- 
demic organization also contains a 
check and balance kind of system in 
which the various 'units of the uni- 
versity all can take a constructive 
part in evolving new programs and 
in re-evaluating existing ones, 

Koch, Erickson Head 
Alumni Association 

Joseph D. Koch (57) of Oak 
Creek, Wis., and Robert Erickson 
(56), New Richmond, Wis., have 
been named president and vice 
president, respectively, of the Stout 


Alumni Association effective July 1. 

Koch succeeds George Kinsler 
(53) of Madison, and Erickson suc- 
ceeds himself. 

Koch is manager of field service 
and training for AC Electronics di- 
vision of General Motors Corp. He 
and his wife, Bonnie, have four 
children. Joe was president of the 
junior class while he was at Stout, 
was a member of Epsilon Pi Tau 
and was named to Who's Who 
Among Students in American Col- 
leges and Universities. 

Bob is principal of the New Rich- 
mond senior high school. He is a 
past president of the West Central 
Wisconsin Personnel and Guidance 
Association and a past lieutenant 

governor of Wisconsin-Upper Mich- 
igan Kiwanis International. He and 
his wife have three children. 

While at Stout, Bob was a mem- 
ber of Epsilon Pi Tau and Delta 

Ask Alumni Serve 
As Big Brothers or 
Sisters to Students 

A "big brother" or "big sister" 
relationship between alumni and 
new students at Stout is being ten- 
tatively formed by Gerald Donley, 
coordinator of school relations, and 
Lloyd Trent, director of develop- 
ment and alumni services. 

The idea is that as soon as a pros- 
pective freshman is accepted for 
enrollment at Stout, an alumnus in 
that student's city or town will be 
notified. The alumnus will then call 
the prospective freshman, congrat- 
ulate him on his being accepted for 
enrollment at Stout and offer to 
assist him in any way possible as 
he prepares to begin his college 
career here. 

Details of the program are now 
being studied, and it is expected 
that it may go into operation begin- 
ning in January 1968. The Decem- 
ber issue of the Stout Alumnus will 
carry a blank on which alumni who 
would like to be called on to serve 
as a big brother or sister to new 
students may signify their willing- 


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ture, transportation, religion, poli- 
tics and business as a whole. 

Commenting on surveys which 
show today's college graduates to 
be little interested in business ca- 
reers, the speaker said there are as 
many new and challenging frontiers 
in the business field as in any other. 
He called for more contact between 
education and business to stimulate 
greater mutual understanding. 

Mr. Haagensen lauded Stout for 
recently inaugurated programs of 
business and industry internship 
and for new course sequences such 
as applied mathematics which 
stress practicality, 

The Stout Alumnus 

Page 3 

Campus Mews . . . 

Dr. John Furlong, vice president 
for university relations and devel- 
opment, has been in South Vietnam 
during the summer as one of a 
seven-member team studying edu- 
cation in that country, 

Fund Campaign Tops $100,000 i Mark; 
Bequest of $5,000 Swells Total Figure 




The team is 
assisting South 
Vietnam's minis- 
ter of education 
^ ... -*;l in preparing a 
' '">'i'J pl an f° r the re- 
organization of 
elementary, sec- 
ondary, v o c a - 
8 s 2*" iHHI tional, technical 
and adult edu- 
cation in that 
country. Dr. Furlong has been 
working particularly in tire field 
of elementary and secondary edu- 

The study, which is under the 
sponsorship of the Agency for In- 
ternational Development (AID), 
was to have been completed by the 
end of August. Dr. Furlong is ex- 
pected to be back on the campus 
in time for the beginning of the fall 
term September 5. 

Nearly 2,000 students attended 
summer session courses at Stout. 
Approximately 700 attended the 
two-week pre-session and post-ses- 
sion sections while nearly 1,300 at- 
tended the regular eight-week ses- 

Of the total who attended the 
regular eight-week session from 
June 19 to August 11, 538 were 
graduate students. The most popu- 
lar field for the graduate students 
was counseling and guidance in 
which 140 were enrolled. 

The most popular area for the 
undergraduates was applied science 
and technology in which 362 were 

The old Menomonie Clinic build- 
ing on Main Street between Fourth 
and Fifth Streets has been rented 
by the university for faculty and 

The Diamond Jubilee fund cam- 
paign being carried on by the Stout 
State University Foundation, Inc., 
Iras reached the $110,000 mark, ac- 
cording to Lloyd Trent, director of 
development and alumni services. 

Trent said the fund was boosted 
considerably in July by the bequest 
of $5,000 by Mrs. Frances Ruth 
Heller Scoville of Grand Rapids, 
Mich. Mrs. Scoville died in January 
and left tire specific bequest to the 

A diploma winner at the Stout 
Institute in 1905, Mrs. Scoville re- 
turned and received her bachelor 
of science degree in 1932. 

The total of over $110,000 repre- 
sents 82 per cent of the goal of 
$150,000 which the foundation 
hopes to reach by the end of 1968 — 
the 75th anniversary of the found- 
ing of the university, 

"We have been very happy with 
the response alumni have made to 
our mail request for funds issued at 

the beginning of the summer, and 
we are, of course, delighted with a 
•gift of the magnitude of Mrs. Sco- 
ville's," President Micheels said in 
commenting on the foundation 
drive to date. 

"We consider this response a tri- 
bute to the loyalty of Stout alumni, 
but we realize that that loyalty had 
to be earned by the faculty mem- 
bers and administrators who pre- 
ceded us. We are doing our best 
now to be sure that this kind of 
loyalty continues in the future." 

Mr. Trent indicated that the 
drive for funds will continue with 
special emphasis on corporate and 
foundation sources. 

"We are thoroughly aware of 
what the success of this drive can 
mean to the university," Mr. Trent 
said. "And we will be concentrat- 
ing on it to be as sure as we can 
that the end of 1968 will see the 
drive brought to a successful close. 

administrative offices. The gradu- 
ate college offices and probably 
another department or departments 
will be quartered there. 

The clinic is the second commer- 
cial building the university has 
rented to fill the facilities gap until 
buildings can be built. The first 
rental facility was the Old Farmer's 
Store building on Broadway which 
was rented two years ago to serve 
as an art center, It is still being 
used in that capacity. 

President Micheels indicated that 
the Menomonie Clinic probably 
will be leased until the science' and 
technology building is constructed 
and in use. That may be another 
two to three years, he said, 

The president also said he be- 
lieves renting commercial facilities 
in the city has an unanticipated side 
benefit — bringing the university 
and the city closer together. "Rent- 
ing facilities gets us out in the open 
where people can meet us more 
easily and vice versa," he said. 

For the second consecutive year, 
the successful pre-enrolling and ori- 
entation for freshmen was carried 
out this summer. On each Monday 
and Thursday through much of 
June and July, new freshmen and 
their parents were invited to the 
campus to register and generally 
become acquainted with Stout so 
that their introduction in the fall 
will come a little more easily. 
Gerald Donley, coordinator of 
school relations, was in charge of 
the program. 



October 5, 6, 7 

Coronation, Pep Rally, Parade, 
Game, Reunion Dinner 

1942 - 1957 - 1962 

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The Stout Alumnus 

Homecoming Begins 
75 th Birthday Fete 

Stout's Diamond Jubilee — the 
75th anniversary year of the school's 
founding — will officially begin at 
homecoming, October 6, 7 and 8. 

The first of several events 
planned to commemorate the Dia- 
mond Jubilee year will be the 
Homecoming celebration, and the 
student body will be in charge of 
planning. The theme for the Home- 
coming events — parade, halftime 
entertainment, reunions, etc., is ex- 
pected to revolve around the 75th 
anniversary theme — Heritage and 

Student representatives on the 
committee that has been planning 
the events are Marilyn Remiker of 
Cato, Wis., and Charles Hammer 
of New Holstein, Wis. 

In addition to the Homecoming 
observance of die anniversary, a 
major Founder's day event is being 
planned for the spring of 1968. 
Tentatively, it is expected that the 
event will take the form of an ex- 
position featuring new ideas, tech- 
niques and facilities in the fields of 
home economics, science and tech- 

Alumni News . . . 

Michael and Janice Grosskopf 
Effinger (66) are teaching in the 
Grafton public school district. Jan- 
ice is home economics coordinator 
for the Grafton schools and Mike 
teaches drafting at the high school. 
Their address is 769 - 12th Ave., 
Apt. 9, Grafton. 

Dwight (66) and Linda Nyhus 
Davis (67) are living in East Lan- 
sing, Mich, Dwight will be con- 
tinuing his studies at Michigan 
State University, and Linda will be 
teaching in the Lansing schools. 

50- Year Class Reunion Draws 16; Hear 
Micheels Speak; Renew Friendships 

SIXTEEN members of the classes 
of 1916, 1917, 1918 and 1921 
attended the 50th year reunion of 
the class of 1917 on the campus 
June 26. 

The members of the reunion class 
and their friends from the classes 
immediately preceding and follow- 
ing renewed acquaintances, ex- 
changed reminiscenses and brought 
themselves up to date on the 
changes in campus fife and pro- 

In addition to campus tours and 
visiting, the returnees attended a 
noon luncheon and an evening ban- 
quet at which they heard remarks 
on the state of the university by 
President William J. Micheels. 

Members of the faculty alumni 
committee served as hosts for the 
honored guests, and the event was 
planned by the alumni office staff 
headed by Lloyd Trent. 

Members of the 1917 class who 
attended the reunion were Ruth A. 
Cass, Westville, Ind.; Winifred 
Kingsford Straub, Iron Mountain, 

Mich.; Virginia Seeman McGowan, 
Iron Mountain, Mich.; Alma Ganz 
McClyman, Wisconsin Dells; Lyl 
Maruska Borak, Minneapolis; Marie 
McKeon Lucas, Minneapolis; Lou 
H. Robinson, Wichita, Kan.; Irene 
Hebert Casper, Chippewa Falls; 
and Joyce Kelly Brunstad, Chippe- 
wa Falls. 

Members of the class of 1916 who 
attended the reunion were Gladys 
Cochrane Strobel, Iron - Mountain, - 
Mich.; and H. C. Milnes, Kansas 

From the class of 1918 came H. 
K. Snively, Menomonie; Florence 
Tracy Arft, Appleton, Wis.; Claire 
Haight, Eau Claire; James McRae, 
Minneapolis; and Joseph Gagnon, 
St. Paul, Minn. 

Ray F. Kranzusch of Menomonie 
attended from the class of 1921. 

In addition to the class members, 
a number of wives, husbands and 
friends attended the reunion bring- 
ing to 26 plus present Stout staff 
members the number who attended 
the day's events. 

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Four members of the class of 1917, which held a reunion on the campus in June are 
shown here with Alyce Donovan Vanek (33) a member of the faculty alumni relations 
committee. From left are Marie McKeon Lucas, Mrs. Vanek, Irene Casper Hebert, Lyl 
Maruska Borak, and Joyce Kelly Brunstad. 

The Stout Alumnus 

Page 5 

Alumni Club News 

Fox River Valley 

The Fox River Valley Alumni 
association will meet at 6 pan, 
September 30, at the Hotel Mena- 
sha in Menasha. Max Sparger, head 
football coach, will present the pro- 
gram titled "The Athlete at Stout." 

The cost of the evening will be $4 
per person. Reservations should be 
sent to Mrs, Alvin Lang, 713 Apple- 
ton Street, Menasha 54952. 

Members of the committee plan- 
ning the event are Mr. and Mrs, 
Milton Benner, Mrs, Irma Kyle, Mr. 
and Mrs. Leo Patt, and Mr. and 
Mrs. Dennis Suckow. 

1927 - 1935 

Dr. Blossom Johnson (27) has 
been appointed acting head of the 
department of home economics at 
Illinois State University. Miss 
Johnson has been a member of the 
ISU faculty since 1945. 

Franklin Brust (29) retired in 
May after 40 years of teaching at 
Lead, S. D. He directed tire even- 
ing vocational school program there 
for 25 years, 

Melvin Betterley (32), professor 
and head of engineering drawing, 
was named assistant dean of the 
college of engineering at Northern 
Iowa University (formerly State 
College of Iowa). Betterley has 
been a member of the engineering 
faculty there since 1952. 

Helmer M. Martinson (35) of 
Knoxville, Tenn., is working for the 
Tennessee Valley Authority devel- 
oping employment opportunities for 
minority groups. 

Thomas Takeshi Tsuji (57) re- 
cently received his doctor of edu- 
cation degree from Michigan State 
University. He will be teaching at 
Stout in September. 



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Shown here during a "talk" session are several of the persons who attended the 50th 
year class reunion in June. From left are Alma Ganz McClyman (17), Mr, McClyman, 
Robert Phelps, a member of the faculty alumni relations committee; George E. McGowan, 
Virginia Seeman McGowan (17), Mrs. Lou H. Robinson, Gladys Strobel Cochrane (16), 
Lou H. Robinson (17), and Winifred Straub Kingsford (17). 


1946 - 1960 

Donald G. 
Steinbach (46) 
has been ap- ' 
pointed general 
plant superin- 
tendent of Moe- 
b i u s Printing 
Company of 
Milwaukee. Be- 
fore joining 
Moebius, Stein- 
bach served as 
plant manager and vice president 
in charge of production at Harrison 
and Smith Company in Minne- 

Gerald Schemansky (58) has re- 
signed his position as assistant pro- 
fessor in the Graphic Arts depart- 
ment at Stout and has been employ- 
ed as a technical representative by 
Kimberly-Clark Corporation of 
Neenah. Gerry had been on the 
Stout staff for nine years. 

Keith Koch ( 60 ) has been named 
director of training at Western 
Printing and Lithographing Com- 
pany's Racine division. Koch joined 

Western in 1960 as a member of the 
training department. 

Peter Fulcer (60) of Fredericks- 
burg, Va., has been named out- 
standing youth educator for 1966. 
He teaches at two Fredericksburg 
schools — Maury Elementary and 
James Monroe High. 

1963 - 1966 

Roger Lee Hoover (63) of Platte- 
ville received. his doctor of philoso- 
phy degree in May from Colorado 
State College at Greeley. 

Harry Cain (63) of Wisconsin 
Rapids has been appointed employ- 
ment specialist in the personnel 
section of die Industrial Relations 
department at Consolidated Papers, 

James C. Kieson (65) of 439 Gra- 
ver Road, Muskegon, Mich., is 
teaching industrial arts in the Or- 
chard View school system, 

Pvt. (Army) Thomas R, Vinette 
of Milwaukee has completed eight 
weeks of advanced infantry training 
at Ft. Lewis, Wash. He received 
specialized instruction in small unit 

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The Stout Alumnus 

Co-captains for the Stout Bluedevils 
during the 1967 football campaign are 
Mike Dunford of Hopewell, Va., guarter- 
back (left) and Mike McHugh of Minne- 
tonka, Minn., running back. 

Sports . . . 
Sparger Says Grid 
Squad Lacks Savvy 

"Our team will be veiy young, so we 
will have to be rated one of the pack." 

That was the word from Head Football 
Coach Max Sparger as he began his fifth 
year as grid boss at Stout. 

Although he expects nearly 100 men 
to turn out for drills opening September 
1, Sparger can point to only five Offensive 
starters. He will however, have 10 de- 
fensive regulars back and a total of 28 
lettermen returning from last year's squad. 

Heading the roster of returnees will be 
Quarterback Mike Dunford and Halfback 
Mike McHugh, who will serve as co-cap- 
tains for the campaign, and Jim Warring- 
ton, standout defensive tackle. Dunford is 
an experienced quarterback who had an 
oustanding season in 1965 when he led 
the team to the Wisconsin State Universi- 
ty conference championship and was 

named the top signal caller In Wisconsin 
small college circles. 

Though small at 1Y0 pounds, McHugh 
is a gritty performer who has demon- 
started an almost uncanny ability as a 
pass receiver. He is also a smart and 
elusive ball carrier. 

Warrington is rated one of the more 
rugged defensive performers Stout has 
produced, and if he remains healthy will 
doubtless be a key in the defensive lineup. 


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Sept. 23 


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Sept. 30 


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9 Oct. 14 

La Crosse 

1:30 p.m 

Oct. 21 

Stevens Point 

1:30 p.m 

"Nov. 4 

Eau Claire 

1:30 p.m 

Nov. 11 

River Falls 

1:30 p.m 

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Persons who attended the reunion of the class of 1917 are shown here grouped 
around President William J. Micheels. In the front row left to right are Irene Casper 
Herbert, Florence Tracy Arft, Claire Haight, Lou H. Robinson, Mrs. Lou H, Robinson, 
Lyl Maruska Borak, and Marie McKeon Lucas. Second row left to right are Charles 
Hebert, Winifred Straub Kingsford, Gladys Strobel Cochrane, Virginia Seeman McGowan, 
President Micheels, James McRae, Alma Ganz McClyman, Ruth A. Cass, Joyce Kelly 
Brunstad, Ray F. Kranzusch. Third row left to right are Clifford McClyman, Mrs. James 
McRae, H. C. Milnes, and G, Adolph Brunstad. 

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